Science & Environment

Science and environmental reporting on news and community topics. Science coverage is occasionally provided by community members.

Hope McKenney/KUCB

There's a new bald eagle wrangler in Unalaska. 

That's right: The island has volunteers who, under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permit, help rescue injured eagles or salvage dead ones.

Normally, local fisheries biologist Brianna McGrath heads a group of four volunteers to do the job. But nearly all of them are leaving the island for the summer — a busy time for pulling eagles out of warehouses or rescuing injured ones from Unalaska's docks and local spit.

That's where Megan Dean comes in.

Berett Wilber / KUCB

In recognition of Earth Day, KUCB talked to Nicole Baker of Net Your Problem and Steve Tompkins, City of Unalaska Deputy Director of Public Utilities, about efforts to recycle fishing nets here in Unalaska.

  

This interview originally aired on KUCB on April 22, 2021.  It has been edited for length and clarity.

TRANSCRIPT

 

  The "Oh Wow Science!" podcast's goal is to bring you fun science facts every week that make you wonder, give you food for thought for  the day or maybe create new interests in your life. 

The tenth episode of "Oh Wow Science!" talks about anthropology: our diverse modern culture, stone tools, and early humans.

Catch the program on KUCB every Friday at noon, repeating on Saturday at 4 p.m. or on demand by clicking on the link below:

 

  The "Oh Wow Science!" podcast's goal is to bring you fun science facts every week that make you wonder, give you food for thought for  the day or maybe create new interests in your life. 

The ninth episode of "Oh Wow Science!" talks about the ocean: mysteries, marine life, and ocean pollution.

Catch the program on KUCB every Friday at noon, repeating on Saturday at 4 p.m. or on demand by clicking on the link below:

 

  The "Oh Wow Science!" podcast's goal is to bring you fun science facts every week that make you wonder, give you food for thought for  the day or maybe create new interests in your life. 

The eighth episode of "Oh Wow Science!" talks about cells, molecules, and other tiny biologies.

Catch the program on KUCB every Friday at noon, repeating on Saturday at 4 p.m. or on demand by clicking on the link below:

 

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